Current Lab Members (Alphabetical order)


Monjura Afrin
Faculty Reasearch Assistant
monjura.afrin at gmail dot com
Projects: Genetics of mental illnesses


Sridhar Hannenhalli
Professor, Cell Bio and Mol Genetics
Affiliate, Computer Science
Member CBBG, MOCB, BIPH, graduate programs
Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
University of Maryland Institute for Advance Computer Studies
sridhar at umiacs dot umd dot edu


Alex Lugo
CS Undergraduate
alugocp at gmail dot com
Projects: Enhancer comparison tools


Assaf Magen
Computer Science doctoral student (co-mentored by Eytan Ruppin)
magen at umiacs dot umd dot edu
Projects: Cancer Systems Biology


Sushant Patkar
Computer Science doctoral student
sushantpatkar1994 at gmail dot com
Projects: Functional heterogeneity


Gowthami Somepalli
Research intern
gowthami.somepalli at gmail dot com
Projects: Characterization of essential genes


Haley Wight
Computational Biology doctoral student
hwight at umiacs dot umd dot edu
Projects: Molecular mechanisms of fruit development


Past Lab Members

Sunshim Choi, Visiting faculty on sabbatical from Kangwon National University, South Korea

Mahfuza Sharmin, Graduate student (currently post at Stanford)
Shrutii Sarda, Graduate student
Hiren Karathia, postdoc (currently at CosmosId)
Mahasheta Basu, postdoc (currently at FDA)
Nishanth Nair, postdoc (currently at NIH)
Kun Wang, Graduate student (current postdoc at NIH)
Avinash Das, Graduate student(Currently postdoc Broad/Harvar)
Seung Gu Park, Postdoc(Currently scientist at National labs, South Korea)
Justin Malin, Graduate student(Currently postdoc at NHGRI in Ovcharenko lab)
Dishank Upadhyay, ECE MS STudent
Leonid Sukharnikov, Postdoc (currently staff at IMC)
Adriana Munoz, Postdoc
Radhouane Aniba, Postdoc (currently staff scientist at UBC)
Jia Zeng, Postdoc (currently professor at Suzhou University, China)
Joeseph Carl, Postdoc (currently Scientist ay United Therapeutics)
Nitish Kumar, Postdoc (currently Res Assoc at Noble foundation, Oklahoma)
Mugdha Khaladkar, Postdoc (currently Res Assoc at U Penn)
Matt Hansen, Postdoc (currently Res Assoc at Temple U)
Sergey Yaklichkin, Postdoc (currently Research Associate at Baylor)
Junwen Wang, Postdoc(currently Assoc prof at U. Hong Kong )
Kobby Essien, Postdoc(currently Scientist at Reata Pharmaceuticals, Texas)
Larry N. Singh, Postdoc(currently staff scientist at NHGRI)
Anchal Vishnoi, Postdoc(currently PI at JNU, Delhi)
Jon Lustgarten, Postdoc(Veterenarian student at Penn)

Praveen Vaddadi, CS Graduate Student
Logan Everett, Graduate student(currently Research Associate at U Penn)
Praveen Sethupathy, Graduate student(currently Asst prof at UNC)

Terresa Lee Chambers, Undergraduate summer intern from University of Pittsburgh
Michelle Hwang, Undergraduate summer intern from University of Michigan
Taylor Gavin, Undergraduate summer intern from Drake University
Elfalem Alemu, Undergraduate researcher
Daniel Galdi, Undergraduate researcher, UMCP
Emily Jones, Undergraduate researcher (currently at UCSF grad school)
Diana Jing, Undergraduate from Wellesley College
Mary Allison Abad, Undergraduate researcher
Saran Vardhanabhuti, Research Programmer(currently Biostatistician at Harvard)
Antony Vo, Research Programmer(currently undergrad at Penn CIS)

Current Collaborators

Steve Mount (CBMG, UMD)
Zhongchi Liu (CBMG, UMD)
Eytan Ruppin (CS, UMD)
Leslie Pick (Entomology, UMD)
Christy Chang (Medicine, UMB)
Seth Ament (SOM, U Maryland)
Dimple Notani (NCBS, Bangalore, India)
Vishaka Dutta (NCBS, Bangalore, Inida)
Hiyya Ghosh (NCBS, Bangalore, Inida)
Nagasuma Chandra (IISc, Bangalore, India)
Usha Vijayaraghavan (IISc, Bangalore, India)
Sandeep Eswarrapa (IISc, Bangalore, India)
Hemant Kumar (IIT Guwahati, India)

Past rotation students

Steve Smith, Sethil Muthiah, Laura Dillon, Alex Crits-Christoph, Sushil Kumar, Scott Sherrill-Mix, Rumen Kostadinov, Perry Evans, Adam Ewing, Le Ba Nguyen, Elizabeth Schmutter, Greg Donahue, Hanno Hinsch, Tom Petty, Shriya Raghunathan, Rithun Mukherjee, Swetha Garrimalla